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Use in varieties of Scots

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peely Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.8 6.9 34.3 15 0 0 18
Number of occurrences258 13 1 0 0 3
Number of authors15 8 5 1 1

Occurrences of peely in Corpus

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
A bit peely wally as aw thin dae on page 134

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Clark, Thomas The Boggin Beginnin, (Itchy Coo 2021 ISBN: 978-1785303524) Lallans, weans
hey could see, in the patch o peely-wally skin atween his tattere on page 1

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
stals intil't that gies aff a peely yella licht. The hail ootward
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Gilmour, Rosie Haimster Pairty, (Scots Hoose 2016) Lallans, weans
Ma maws face wis lookin awfy peely waly
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
We got a spuinfu whan we war peely wally an needit strenthenin!
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Dempster, Michael DIGNITY, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
peely wally,
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Paterson, Stuart A. Here’s the Weather, (Scottish Poetry Library 2017) Lallans, poetry
unbeds and creams tae be less peely-wally.
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@fairpechtoot tweeted
ge? There's a concealer ca'd 'Peely Wally'.(2016) search twitter


Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Roasts yon peely wally body o mine.
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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
wi't, an Brian wisnae. He wis peely-wally an pykit, like an ootli
her his ludger hid luikit gey peely-wally on arrival…he wadnae
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Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ite licht instead o the yella peely-wally licht that they were us
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
4. The Tale o Peely Wally
hae tae cheenge her name tae Peely Wally. We’ll hae tae makk h
ike a daddylanglegs, an fite, peely wally airms the colour o bile
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@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
@TerryMacMusic gie peely wally pins min! Ye canna beat(2016) search twitter
The peely wally Brasilia in Blue #Scotl(2019) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
thanks to the contributor for Peely Wally which translates to whi(2014) search twitter
Peely wally mappie, peely wally mappie, peely wally map(2020) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
ee," he moaned and groaned wi peely wally face. on page 21

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
Thin turn noo peely-wally, baeloved snail, yit co on page 101
arin at the Hatter, wha turnt peely-wally an foothert. on page 111
The King turnt peely-wally, an shut haes note-book on page 118

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